This intensive 12-week course is designed to engage educators in an exploration of research-informed strategies for developing self-directed learners with an emphasis on the MARIO Approach, an evidence-based intervention plan delivered during structured 1:1 learning conversations. At the heart of the MARIO Framework is the commitment to protect, connect, and empower all learners. Participants not only gain knowledge of the Framework and how it can be effectively implemented, they also synthesize this knowledge within the context of their unique community making the learning meaningful and actionable. Participants engage in iterative self-reflection throughout the course, gauge their progress towards mastery through 5 different types of assessments, participate in rich pedagogical conversation with colleagues, and meet online with their coach for robust 1:1 learning conversations.
Number of Units: 7.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 Special Education Teachers, Learning Support Teachers, General Educators, Content Teachers, EAL Teachers, Administrators.
Required Materials: None
None. Participants gain the most from the course when they are either in teacher training or are actively working in a K-12 setting.
Course Dates and Times: September 10 – December 10, 2022
Course Format: Virtual through Canvas
Audience: K-12 teachers Special Education/Learning Support Teachers, K-12 General Education or Content Teachers, K-12 English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teachers, and K-12 Administrators
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: December 3, 2022 (11:59pm PT)
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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.
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